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BLOFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
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Transcription and photographs: Jane Taylor Research: Lynda Smith 2003

Blofield is situated east of Norwich. The War Memorial is in the churchyard.

Photographs Copyright © Jane Taylor 2003

To the Glory of God and in
Grateful Memory of the Men of this
Parish who Gave Their Lives in the
Great War. 1914 - 1919

BARBER

Philip S

No further information available at present.

BLYTH

Reginald E

Lieutenant H.M.S. "Barham.", Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 31 May 1916. Commemorated: HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Special note: HMS Barham was in action at The Battle of Jutland. She was badly damaged during the action in which 26 of her crew were killed and 37 wounded. Following repairs, the ship continued in service throughout the First World War, and was finally sunk during action in World War 2.

BROWN

William

Corporal 3/7326. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 23 April 1917. Age 38. Born Newcastle, Northumberland. Enlisted Norwich. Husband of Martha R. Brown, of Cherry Tree Corner, Blofield, Norwich. Commemorated: ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

BURDETT

George William

Private G/9339. 2nd Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds at home Monday 25 September 1916. Born Blofield. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: BLOFIELD (SS. ANDREW AND PETER) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

EAST

Alec Richard

Private 16950. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 22 May 1917. Age 22. Born Little Plumstead. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Charlotte Savell East, of "Fair View." Blofield. Norwich. Buried: BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. B. 44.

FARMAN

Thomas B

Private 15013. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died Sunday 10 January 1915. Born Blofield. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: BLOFIELD (SS. ANDREW AND PETER) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

FOULGER

Walter F

Sapper 63939. 130th Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died Friday 5 January 1917. Age 33. Born and lived Blofield. Enlisted Norwich. Son of James and Frances Foulger, of Blofield, Norwich. Buried: METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Ref. V. O. 2.

GOSTLING

Harry 

Private 6798. 4th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly 4412 Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 4 November 1916. Age 23. Born Blofield. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Mary Ann Gostling. Buried: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XII. C. 13A.

GOWEN

William Robert

Private 29886. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 13 May 1917. Age 26. Enlisted Norwich. Son of William and Mary Ann Gowen, of Blofield; husband of Gertrude Norah Gowen, of Wood Bastwick Rd., Blofield, Norwich. Buried: NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. I. R. 24.

GREEN

William George

Private 9657. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 24 April 1917. Age 19. Born Blofield. Enlisted Norwich. Son of George John and Phoebe Ann Green, of Blofield Corner, Blofield, nr. Norwich. Buried: BRUAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. F. 17.

GUNNS

Reginald

Private 24192. 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 26 October 1916. Age 25. Born Blofield. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Daniel and Charlotte Gunns, of Blofield, Norwich. Buried: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII. D. 15A.

HALL

Percy H

No further information available at present.

HANTON

William

Private 50660. 11th Bn., Cheshire Regiment. Formerly 27100 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 13 August 1917. Born Beighton, Norfolk. Lived Reedham. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 – 22.

HOUGHTON

Herbert G

Possibly: Herbert George Houghton. Private 16957. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 8 October 1918. Age 23. Born Belton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Margaret Daisy Brown, of Golden Square, Earsham, Norfolk. Commemorated: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

JAGGS

JAMES W

Possibly: J W Jaggs. Lance Corporal 48225. 9th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died Wednesday 27 March 1918. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21. (Not on CD)

LIMPUS

Bernard

No further information available at present.

LING

Ernest Arthur

Private 9730. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 15 April 1918. Age 20. Born Blofield. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Sarah Ling, of Hemblington, Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated: TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35 and 162A.

LYNES

Ernest L

Rifleman A/1424. 7th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Friday 30 July 1915. Age 20. Born and lived Norwich. Enlisted London. Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Lynes, of Blofield Corner, Blofield, Norwich. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

MARLER

Charles Henry John

Private 6971. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 27 April 1917. Age 32. Born Witton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of John and Mary Jane Marler, of Globe Lane, Blofield, Norwich. Buried: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. H. 18.

MARSHALL

Benjamin

Lance Corporal 31866. 1st/4th Bn., York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly 25688 Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds Saturday 13 April 1918. Born Blofield. Enlisted Cromer. Buried: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. IX. E. 29.

NEWSTEAD

Benjamin

Private 18713. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 23 January 1916. Age 30. Born Blofield. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Benjamin and Anna Newstead, of Blofield, Norwich; husband of Mabel Newstead, of 5, North Terrace, Nelson St., North Walsham, Norfolk. Buried: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. IV. H. 53.

NEWSTEAD

[Albert] Bertie

Private 18668, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 18th April 1918. Age 25. Son of Benjamin and Anna Newstead, of Woodbastwick Rd., Blofield. Buried in SS. ANDREW AND PETER CHURCHYARD, BLOFIELD, Norfolk.

PAYNE

Robert James

Leading Seaman J/21979. H.M.S. "Racoon.", Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 9 January 1918. Age 21. Son of Robert and Sarah Payne, of Blofield, Norfolk. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. Ref. 28. Special note: HMS Racoon was a Beagle Class destroyer. En route from Liverpool to take up duties in the Northern Approaches, she struck rocks in heavy seas and sank with a loss of all her crew.

ROSE

A Nelson

No further information available at present.

SHREEVE

Samuel James

Private 14084. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday 14 May 1916. Age 26. Born Postwick. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Samuel James and Frances Waters Shreeve, of Blofield, Norfolk. Buried: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VI. D. 32A.

SIMMONS

Alfred John

Rifleman 46410. 2nd Bn., Rifle Brigade. Killed in action Thursday 25 April 1918. Born Blofield. Lived Little Plumstead. Enlisted Wroxham. Commemorated: POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

SMITH

Arthur John

Leading Stoker 2844444. (RFR/PO/B/2945). R.N: H.M.S. "Invincible.", Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 31 May 1916. Age 40. Son of John and Elizabeth Smith, of Blofield; husband of Alice Smith, of The Street, Blofield, Norwich, Norfolk. Awarded Africa General Service Medal (Somaliland Clasp). Commemorated: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Ref. 17. Special note: HMS Invincible was the world’s first battlecruiser. She was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 with a loss of 1026 of her crew. Only 5 men survived.

SYMONDS

Frederick William

Private 43295. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday 7 September 1916. Age 24. Born Hardley, Norfolk. Enlisted Norwich. Son of S. E. and F. W. Symonds, of Woodbastwick Road, Blofield, Norwich. Buried: CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Ref. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 46.

SYMONDS

Russell J

Possibly: John Symond. Private 15010. 9th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on Sunday 26 September 1915. Born Hardley. Enlisted Norwich. Commemorated: LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30 and 31

TURNER

William

No further information available at present.

WARD

Arthur James

Leading Seaman 227593. H.M.S. "Nicator", Royal Navy. Died Sunday 7 April 1918. Age 30. Born at Blofield. Son of Randall Ward; husband of Ellen Daisy Gunns (formerly Ward), of North St., Blofield, Norwich. Buried: RATHMULLAN (ST. COLUMB) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.

WATERTON

Herbert Charles

Private 28213. 12th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 13 November 1916. Born and lived Blofield. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Ref. I. G. 44.

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BARBER

Benjamin David

Guardsman 2659044. 1st Bn., Coldstream Guards. Died Thursday 30 May 1940. Age 20. Son of Arthur George and Mary Lilian Barber, of Hemblington, Norfolk. Buried: VEURNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Veurne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. C. 11.

BECK

Richard

No further information available at present

BUSSEY

Reggie

No further information available at present

HANTON

Matthew

Lance Corporal 5775264. 6th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Monday 19 January 1942. Age 39. Husband of Annie E. Hanton, of Blofield, Norfolk. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Singapore. Column 48.

MARSHALL

Ronald (Ronnie) Charles Arthur

Able Seaman C/JX 146279. H.M.S. Ivanhoe, Royal Navy. Died Sunday 1 September 1940. Age 21. Son of Charles and Hazel Marshall, of Blofield, Norfolk. Commemorated: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom. 35, 3. Special note: HMS Ivanhoe struck a mine and was sunk in the mouth of the River Texel.

TRETT

Stanley Charles

Private 5776811. 6th Bn., Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died Monday 26 January 1942. Age 22. Son of Ernest James and Emma Trett. Commemorated: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Singapore. Column 53.

SPOONER

[Ernest Robert] John

Leading Aircraftman 1443567. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Tuesday 1 September 1942. Age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Spooner, of Brundall, Norfolk, England. Buried: MONTGOMERY (OAKWOOD) CEMETERY ANNEXE, Alabama, United States of America. Ref. Sec. N. Lot 118. Grave 6. Also on Brundall War Memorial.

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